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Global Summit on Peace through Tourism
Amman, Jordan, November 8-11, 2000 

Dear Colleague, 

On behalf of H.E. Dr. Akel Biltaji, Minister of Tourism & Antiquities, Jordan; Mr. Harvey Golub, Chairman and C.E.O. of American Express; and the International Institute for Peace through Tourism, I am honored to invite your participation in the “Global Summit On Peace through Tourism”, November 8-11, 2000 in Amman, Jordan. 

His Majesty King Abdullah II is Honorary Patron of the Summit  and American Express the Title Sponosor.  The Summit, which pays tribute to His Majesty King Hussein’s legacy of peace, will be a demonstration of support by the world’s largest industry for a continuation of the peace process in the Middle East and other regions of the world.  Participants will include travel and tourism industry leaders, ministers of tourism, senior academics, policy makers and opinion leaders from around the world.   Theme of the Summit is “Building A Culture of Peace Through Tourism” in support of the UN International Year for the Culture of Peace.  Objectives include:

* Launching of projects and programs that contribute to the vision of     “Tourism as a Global Peace Industry”
* Formation of a “Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism”
* Drafting of a 21st Century Agenda for Peace through Tourism
* Generating global awareness to the social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits of tourism and its potential to contribute to a climate of peace. 

May I particularly invite your attention to the following initiatives:

Summit Webcast

The Summit will be Webcast to colleges and universities throughout the world with Tourism, Hospitality & Hotel Management Programs.   For further information on the webcast – please visit our Website: www.iipt.org.

King Hussein Scholarship Awards

We are awarding a US$1,000 scholarship for the university student in each of 5 regions of the world who writes the best paper on "Building A Culture of Peace through Tourism". The paper should be approximately 1500 words in length and should be submitted no later than 10 October, to one of the following Coordinators:

North America: Dr. Stephen M. Holland -E-mail sholland@hhp.ufl.edu
Europe: Dr. Greg Richards g.richards@chello.nl
Asia, Australia, New Zealand:  Professor J. Grant Cushman
"Cushman, J Grant" cushmanj@kea.lincoln.ac.nz
Eastern Europe/Russia: Dr. Bohdan Jung, bjungh@sgh.waw.pl
Africa: Dr. M.S. Bayat bayats@ctech.ac.za
Latin America and Caribbean: Dr. Fabian Roman froman00@yahoo.com 

For further information, please contact:  Dr. Dan McDonald, University of Northern Iowa, USA: Email <dan.mcdonald@uni.edu> Tel. 319  273-2314; Fax:319   273-5958

International Student Forum

An international student forum will be held in connection with the Summit.  Participating students are also invited as delegates to the Global Summit.  As space for students is limited, priority will be given to students nominated by the Dean of their Department.  Students will be able to register for a special fee of US$ 75 with proof of student status.   We have reserved a limited number of rooms for students (with special rates) at the Ammon Hotel, a student operated hotel in cooperation with Ammon College. 

Global Educators Network

We are in the process of forming a “Global Educators Network for Peace though Tourism”. First meeting of the network will be held at the Summit in Amman, Wednesday morning November 8.   We welcome your participation and membership.

For more information on the Network, please contact Dr. Dan McDonald (details above). 

Promotion of the Summit

May we request your assistance in making your faculty and students aware of the above.  We would also be grateful for any further assistance you can provide in promoting the Summit through your various networks.  Media releases are available for this purpose. – As well, an updated brochure is about to be printed and will be available in the next few days.  Copies of the brochure can be made available to you.

Additional information on IIPT and the Global Summit is available on our website: www.iipt.org.  Thank you for your interest and collaboration.  With kind regards. 

Sincerely yours, 

Louis J. D’Amore
Founder and President

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